Kevin Spacey Compares COVID-19 Quarantine To His Downfall In Hollywood
Kevin Spacey has dropped from the public eye since his 2017 sexual assault allegations and has been completely out of acting work. Now speaking to members of his company he opens up about what it was like to adjust as a disgraced actor.
Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Allegations
Baby Driver actor Kevin Spacey had been accused of many sexual assault accusations by men in 2017, of which led to the collapse of his incredible career. A dozen men came forward with allegations against Kevin and one case of a man claiming Kevin groped him in a bar was taken to the courts and eventually dropped.
Kevin was a highly respected and revered award-winning actor who has not had any acting work since 2017 and was even edited out of film shots and subsequently had the production of a highly anticipated Gore Vidal biopic shut down.
Kevin Spacey Speaks Publicly About His Life Since His Hollywood Downfall
He has denied the accusations but his life has still been permanently altered since. In a recent video conference for a company the House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey had co-founded called Bits & Pretzels, Kevin opened up about his life now and what he has learned.
Speaking to the company about adapting to life in uncertainty because of the COVID-19 crisis, Kevin recollected "My world completely changed in the fall of 2017. My job, my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours."
He went on to tie his own experience to what the Bits & Pretzels family are experiencing "In this instance, I feel as though I can relate to what it feels like to have your world suddenly stop. And so while we may have found ourselves in similar situations albeit for very different reasons and circumstances, I still feel that some of the emotional struggles are very much the same."
"And so I do have empathy for what it feels like to suddenly be told that you can't go back to work, or that you might lose your job, and it's a situation you have absolutely no control over." The Usual Suspects actor had humbling and encouraging words of advice for the company saying "As bleak and horrible as things can be and look, as they did for me two years ago, and it might look for you right now, it will get better."
He even urged the viewers to turn this time into a positive and "find a new part" of themselves. The video was self-reflective and encouraging of light at the end of the tunnel.
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